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March 03, 2014

Amplify Curriculum Release Highlights New Questions for Districts

New digital curricula from Amplify are leading districts to question their instructional strategies and approaches to procurement.

February 21, 2014

Boasts About Textbooks Aligned to Common Core a 'Sham,' Say Researchers

The jury is still out on whether new, digital instructional materials can achieve greater alignment with new standards than traditional textbooks.

February 19, 2014

Groups Issue Recommendations to Prepare for Online Exams

Planning, investments, and training will be key to successfully administering online Common Core exams, a new report says.

November 05, 2013

Ed Week Webinar Examines Evolving Role of Chief Tech Officers

Join Education Week for a webinar on Nov. 7 for a discussion about how districts can identify the skills needed in a chief technology officer.

October 25, 2013

Q&A: LAUSD's Jaime Aquino on iPads, Pearson, Board Fights, and Stepping Down

Los Angeles Unified's outgoing deputy superintendent for instruction addresses critics and defends the decision to roll out an unfinished digital curriculum as part of the district's iPad initiative.

August 12, 2013

Social Media a 'Frightening' New Threat to Test Security?

Social media and the extended testing windows of multi-state, common-core exams could mean new opportunities to cheat, said an industry expert.

July 15, 2013

Q&A: How IT Executives Can Help Schools Fix the 'Tech Skills Gap'

In his new book, CIO Magazine publisher Gary Beach says the technology skills gap is real and businesses should help schools fix the problem.

July 11, 2013

On Common Core, Principals Told to Let Go and Embrace Tech

Alan November told the National Association of Elementary School Principals that embracing technology means difficult changes, but is key to succeeding in the Common Core era.

July 03, 2013

Tech Challenges Lead Oklahoma to Opt Out of PARCC Exams

Just one in five Oklahoma schools had sufficient bandwidth and devices to administer online common-core exams, a state survey found.

July 03, 2013

Fifty National Organizations Rally Behind E-Rate Overhaul

Yesterday, fifty national organizations co-signed a letter to the FCC urging them to swiftly implement changes to the E-rate program for President Obama's ConnectED initiative.

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